Ron Gardenhire is hopeful that
Gibson is dealing with a stiff back.
Myers is not expected back on the field until at least mid-August.
"I can't have any control over that," he told the Houston Chronicle. "I've been traded numerous times in my career. But you know, I signed here obviously to try to help this team win. And like I said from the beginning, if we could start to turn this organization around and start bringing winning ways to Houston, I thought that'd be pretty cool, and I always want to be a part of it."
Qualls went on to say that's why he signed a two-year deal with the Astros with a team option for another year and that he would like to retire with Houston. He has certainly done his part in helping the team improve this year by taking over the closer duties and nailing down 11 saves in 13 chances with a 1.78 ERA.
Hanigan is still more than a week away from eligibility to return to the lineup.
Encarnacion has been sidelined since July 5 with a quad injury that landed him on the disabled list. He has accelerated his return by taking batting and fielding practice.
The Padres began their second round of interviews Monday with
Abreu returns on a tear. He has hit safely in 30 of his last 31 games and has raised his average from .260 to .292 during that stretch. He leads the majors with 29 home runs.
"My command was way off," Zimmermann said, per The Washington Post. "I’m hoping it’s because of the days off. I was just missing over the middle. I’d get two strikes, and I’d miss over the middle, and it seemed to be a double or a triple every time. It was a battle tonight. I seemed to have my hands full every inning. I had to work extremely hard. I’m glad we got the win.
"It wasn’t the bicep. The bicep felt great. I was a little rusty, but I made it through it just fine. I feel I’ll be a lot better next time."